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No. 146. 22-Aug-2008
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MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY ACT 1973
Maritime Archaeological Sites

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 4 of the Maritime Archaeology Act 1973, the following sites are maritime archaeology sites and as such they are vested in the Western Australian Museum on behalf of the Crown by section 6 of the Act.

By section 4(1)(a) of the Maritime Archaeology Act 1973, the following remains of historic ships are maritime archaeology sites—

Name of ship

Year of Loss

Approximate Location

Samuel Wright

1840

Koombanah Bay, Bunbury

North America (1840)

1840

Koombanah Bay, Bunbury

North America (1843)

1843

Koombanah Bay, Bunbury

Fairy

1849

Princess Royal Harbour, Albany

Lady Lyttleton

1867

Oyster Harbour, Albany

Fanny Nicholson

1872

Frenchman's Bay, Albany

Runnymeade

1881

Frenchman's Bay, Albany

Kingfisher

1885

Princess Royal Harbour, Albany

Ada

1888

Oyster Harbour, Albany

Sarah Burnyeat

1894

Princess Royal Harbour, Albany

Carbet Castle

1897

Koombanah Bay, Bunbury

By section 4(1)(b) of the Maritime Archaeology Act 1973, the following sites are maritime archaeology sites—

Name/type of Known Relics

Approximate Location

Whole or partial remains of ceramics, metal fastenings, bricks, bone, clothing, clay pipes, stone, coal, shell, cork.

Reclaimed land and seabed area surrounding the Albany Town jetty.

Whole or partial remains of ceramics, metal fastenings, bottles, coins, bricks, bone, clothing, clay pipes, stone, coal, shell, cork and ballast.

The sea bed surrounding the Long Jetty, Bathers Bay, Fremantle.

Name/type of Unrecovered Relic

Associated Historic Ship

Approximate Location

Dutch relics associated with the survivors, and gallows site for the execution of the mutineers of the Batavia (1629) shipwreck.

VOC ship Batavia (1629), an historic ship protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth)

All of Long Island excluding an area in the central part of the island between latitude lines North -28.470431 and South -28.472522 (Datum GDA94).

Remains of 19th century material associated with the de Freycinet/L'Uranie French campsite and observatory.

L'Uranie, a French Corvette that visited Shark Bay and established an astronomical observatory and land camp on Peron Peninsula in 1818, when it became stranded off the coast.

2 kilometres north of Cape Leseur, Peron Peninsular, Shark Bay.

17th century Dutch relics associated with the survivors of the Batavia shipwreck, including ceramic, iron, lead and copper fragments; iron key, hook, hinge and nails, and weaponry.

VOC ship Batavia (1629), an historic ship protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth)

Beacon Island, Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos

18th century Dutch artefacts associated with the survivors of the Zeewijk (1727) shipwreck, including, glass, bone, ceramic and metal.

VOC ship Zeewijk (1727), an historic ship protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

Gun Island, Pelsaert Group, Houtman Abrolhos.

17th Century Dutch relics associated with the survivors of the Batavia shipwreck, including book clasp, copper lace tie end, lead weights/money/token/gaming pieces, glass fragments and faunal remains.

VOC ship Batavia (1629), an historic ship protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth)

The south-eastern part of West Wallabi Island, Wallabi Group, Abrolhos Islands

By section 4(1)(c) of the Maritime Archaeology Act 1973, the following sites are maritime archaeology sites—

Description of structure/ campsite/fortification/location of historic interest

Associated Historic Ship

Approximate location

The Batavia (1629) survivors' campsites, structures and grave sites, including relics from the Batavia, human burials and a limestone structure used by both Batavia and Hadda (1877) survivors.

VOC ship Batavia (1629) and Hadda (1877), historic shipwrecks protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

Beacon Island, Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos.

East Wallabi Island wells.

VOC ship Batavia (1629) a historic shipwreck protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

East Wallabi Island, Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos.

Zeewijk (1727) survivors' campsites, activity sites and grave sites on Gun Island.

VOC ship Zeewijk (1727), a Dutch East India Company ship wrecked on the Half Moon Reef, a historic shipwreck protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

Gun Island, Pelsaert Group, Houtman Abrolhos.

Persévérant (1841) survivors campsite.

Persévérant (1841) a French whaler, and historic shipwreck protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

1.5 kilometres south of Cape Levillian on the northern-eastern shore of Dirk Hartog Island.

Small islands associated with the Batavia (1629) shipwreck event.

VOC ship Batavia (1629) a historic shipwreck protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

Dick Island

Traitors Island

Sisters Rocks

Seal Island

Dakin Island

Sakville-Kent Island

Hall Island

Eastern Island

Far Island

All located within the Houtman Abrolhos.

Limestone structures, wells, fireplaces and a cairn on West Wallabi Island, sites related to the Batavia (1629) shipwreck event.

VOC ship Batavia (1629) a historic shipwreck protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

The southern-eastern part of West Wallabi Island, Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos.

Artefacts and coral rubble structures associated with Batavia (1629) survivors.

VOC ship Batavia (1629) a historic shipwreck protected by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth).

All of Long Island excluding an area in the central part of the island between latitude lines North –28.470431 and South –28.472522 (Datum GDA94).

DIANA JONES, A/Director,
Western Australian Museum.


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